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Interaction between the Optional Supplemental Care for Assisted Living Participants (OSCAP) service and the Hospice Benefit

This bulletin is to provide clarification regarding the election of the Hospice benefit for beneficiaries currently receiving the Optional Supplemental Care for Assisted Living Participants (OSCAP) service.  Beneficiaries of Hospice and OSCAP may only receive personal care through one service or the other; therefore, they must choose either Hospice or OSCAP.  An OSCAP participant residing in a Community Residential Care Facility (CRCF) has the right to choose which service they receive, as well as the option to choose the provider who delivers that service, if all medical necessity criteria

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